3 Dallas Cops Indicted in Death of Unarmed Man Who Had Called 911 for Help

Three Dallas police officers were indicted Thursday on criminal charges in connection with the death of an unarmed Rockwall man who called 911 for help last year.Panicking and high on cocaine, Tony Timpa was dead within an hour of calling police to a seedy stretch of West Mockingbird Lane in August 2016. The responding officers mocked the 32-year-old as he died, with one officer's knee pinned in his back for more than 14 minutes, according to evidence revealed in a September investigation by The Dallas Morning News.Indictments of police officers were once rare, but six cops — including a fired Mesquite officer who was also indicted this week — have been criminally charged this year. Dallas police Sgt. Kevin Mansell and Officer Danny Vasquez were each indicted on one count of misdemeanor deadly conduct by a Dallas County grand jury in connection with Timpa's death. A third officer, whose name was not released, also faces a misdemeanor deadly conduct charge.   Continue reading...

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